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Nine People Fatally Struck by Lightning in Bihar; CM Nitish Kumar Offers Relief

In a tragic turn of events, nine individuals lost their lives in Bihar due to lightning strikes within the past 24 hours. Officials confirmed the incidents across six districts of the state, highlighting the vulnerability to such natural calamities. Details of the Incident: According to reports from the Chief Minister’s Office, Jehanabad district recorded the […]

In a tragic turn of events, nine individuals lost their lives in Bihar due to lightning strikes within the past 24 hours. Officials confirmed the incidents across six districts of the state, highlighting the vulnerability to such natural calamities.

Details of the Incident:
According to reports from the Chief Minister’s Office, Jehanabad district recorded the highest casualties with three deaths, followed by two in Madhepura. Additionally, one fatality each was reported from East Champaran, Rohtas, Saran, and Supaul districts.

Response from Chief Minister Nitish Kumar:
Expressing deep sorrow over the loss of lives, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar promptly announced financial assistance. Each bereaved family will receive Rs 4 lakh as ex-gratia to support them during this difficult time. The Chief Minister’s Office issued a statement urging strict adherence to advisories issued by the Disaster Management Department to mitigate the risks associated with lightning and other natural disasters.

Conclusion:
As Bihar mourns the tragic loss of nine lives to lightning strikes, the state government under Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has taken swift action to provide support to the affected families. The incident underscores the importance of precautionary measures and preparedness in the face of natural disasters.

 

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